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Old 08-06-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Question Future Camaro Powered By Turbo V6 and DCT Transmission, Like C7 Corvette?

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GM CEO Whitacre has confirmed that the next generation Corvette (C7) is currently in the works. In a separate report, a senior Saab source has let known that the C7 will be mid-engined and equipped with an optional dual clutch transmission (DCT) good for up to 590lb-ft of torque.

What's interesting for Camaro fans is the rumor that has come along with these bits of news - that GM is considering a V6 turbo motor for the C7. This would not come as a complete shock, as with increasing frequency, auto manufacturers have been turning to forced induction to increase fuel efficiency while maintaining (or even increasing) power output with less displacement.

If GM turns to a V6 turbo motor and offers a DCT option for the C7 Corvette, could this signal a similar direction for late model year 5th gen Camaros or the 6th generation Camaro? That could certainly be a possibility.

Thoughts? Let's try to discuss this without resorting to mindless "there's no replacement for displacement!!!" cries.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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as long as the power stays up, i'm fine with a turbo v6, lots of other people on here won't be though lol
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:11 PM   #3
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Heck, with today's areodynamics and technological advances, they can turbo charge a four-cylinder for 300hp to provide amazing fuel efficiency and enough torque to allow it to accelerate quickly.

Bob Lutz was quoted saying something along those lines.

This is the 21st century. With things changing, like the cost of fuel and green initiatives and laws, etc., things are shifting away from those big mean V8 engines from years past. And with ever-improving and ever-evolving technology, we can do that without sacrificing power and torque.

Truth is, the newer generations don't seem care for V8s the same way the baby boomers do.

The times they are a changin.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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Heck, with today's areodynamics and technological advances, they can turbo charge a four-cylinder for 300hp to provide amazing fuel efficiency and enough torque to allow it to accelerate quickly.

Bob Lutz was quoted saying something along those lines.

This is the 21st century. With things changing, like the cost of fuel and green initiatives and laws, etc., things are shifting away from those big mean V8 engines from years past. And with ever-improving and ever-evolving technology, we can do that without sacrificing power and torque.

Truth is, the newer generations don't seem care for V8s the same way the baby boomers do.

The times they are a changin.
Im a newer generation who likes a v8
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #5
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I thought this was debunked already?

I was under the impression that the mid-engine was going to be in the C8..not the C7..and that the Corvette was keeping its V8 but a DI 5.5/5.7L one..
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:21 PM   #6
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If it happens, it happens. I am not for it or against it, I love the sound of an angry V8, but I also think V6's can make some of the most beautiful pitches I've ever heard. Listen to a G35 or Hyundai (yes, I said it) Genesis Coupe, beautiful sounds. We all know the end of V8's is coming, there are so many environmentalists that are cracking down on us V8 guys. If any American company starts with turbo V6's on their muscles, I sure hope it's GM, because I love setting the standard!
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:26 PM   #7
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Pretty cool, but I don't care how much boost you run- that V8 rumble will still be amiss :(
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:37 PM   #8
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Turbo v-6 i wonder what the hp would be on that??
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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I thought this was debunked already?

I was under the impression that the mid-engine was going to be in the C8..not the C7..and that the Corvette was keeping its V8 but a DI 5.5/5.7L one..
x2. And like the full article says, GM is always working on something, most of which never makes it to production, or was even intended too.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:39 PM   #10
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A V8 should at the very least be an option. Corvette SS perhaps?

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I thought this was debunked already?

I was under the impression that the mid-engine was going to be in the C8..not the C7..and that the Corvette was keeping its V8 but a DI 5.5/5.7L one..
This is what I've heard also.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:40 PM   #11
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Corvettes need V8s.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #12
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This is likely inevitable in the long run, however I prefer the feel and sound of the V8. Call me old school...
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I would be ok with it as a base engine option but if their's no V8 option I'll be pissed. Whack us with a gas guzzler tax. I don't care, but give me my V8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:43 PM   #14
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or v10s... lol.... move outta the way vipers!
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:44 PM   #15
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TTV6 would be cool for the Camaro but I can't imagine the uproar over in the 'Vette forums at the thought of putting a V6 (forget about the TT part) in a Corvette. Those dark days are rooted way in the past for the 'Vette and so many owners will work to keep it that way.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:48 PM   #16
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Mid engined vette will never happen.
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we're certainly looking at it -- but right now, the emphasis MUST be on getting the Camaro V6 and SS out -- and having it exceed your expectations....

Once that's done....................
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:50 PM   #17
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So GM just announced they are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on next generation V8's why?

Get real. They might make a FI V6 an option
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:00 PM   #18
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Corvettes have almost always been V8s. it should stay that way. i know GM can easily make a V8 with decent power but still get good fuel economy. hell, theyre doin it right now. who knows what they could come up with in the following years
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:05 PM   #19
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Pretty cool, but I don't care how much boost you run- that V8 rumble will still be amiss :(
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:06 PM   #20
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I'm sure they will still offer a V8 for the z06.

The Turbo-v6 will probably just be for the base model C7 .. like how the C1 Corvette had an i6.

It'll probably make 400+ like we saw in the Leno Camaro, so power shouldn't be an issue, especially in a lighter, mid engined Corvette. Should be fantastic, actually!
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:08 PM   #21
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Do we have a source for the Saab report? Sounds like a bit of misinformation to me.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #22
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My only problem is the reliability of the turbos. I am a flight instructor, and the turbos in our aircraft are not popular or reliable. They are better than those in cars, and still a problem, with shorter life spans and high maintenance costs. A surprising number of the Solstice turbos have been having problems.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #23
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I want a V8 for the sound, even if it's a 4.0L V8 with turbo.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #24
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This is chopped vette! Is this going to be a 4 seater? Certainly doesn't look like it will be.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:14 PM   #25
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I don't know about a mid engine vette. Doesn't sound right to me.
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